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VPN and internet sharing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jghost5, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. jghost5

    jghost5 Thread Starter

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    Hi all, we use a software vpn tunnel to access a clients server over the internet.

    But when we log on to the VPN tunnell we lose our ability to access email and other web pages whilst connected.

    Is there a someway in Windows XP and 98 to allow VPN connectivity and web activity at same time?

    Thanks in advance, J
     
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  3. scottosan

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    I'm pretty sure that you would need an external VPN Concentrator. IF the network that you are VPN'ing to filters web access, then you are out of luck.
     
  4. kaufmans

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    I have had some fun with this myself. I am not a guru on this but this might be of help.

    Is the computer you are connecting to on a lan inside a company that has a firewall? If so the firewall my be preventing your access to external sites.

    I know I have this problem when I vpn to work I cannot send email through my POP3 client because the firewall is blocking something.

    When I drop my vpn I sometimes have to close my browser and re open it to get my machine pointing back to the right places.

    Don't know if this is of any help or not.
     
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    Everything is of help. One puts all the advice together and comes to a solution. Will keep this in mind, thanks. J
     
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